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A blogger’s view trackside at the British Grand Prix

July 12, 2011

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Watching a Formula One Grand Prix from the trackside has taken my understanding and love of the sport to a whole new level. Hearing the cars scream past for the first time during Friday practice was extraordinary, even in the damp and wet conditions. An early highlight was seeing Michael Schumacher fly through the Becketts […]

Photos: British Grand Prix

July 12, 2011

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Fernando Alonso claimed victory in a thrilling British Grand Prix, beating the Red Bull cars on pace to head Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber on the podium.

Alonso claims Silverstone victory as Ferrari catch up

July 10, 2011

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Fernando Alonso claimed British Grand Prix victory today with tactical nous and raw speed taking him to the flag. The Ferrari driver, starting third, was quick all day and seized on a mistake in the Red Bull pitlane to jump early leader Sebastian Vettel. Neither Red Bull, whose two drivers completed the podium, nor McLaren […]

Webber defeats Vettel, the weather and the rules to take pole

July 9, 2011

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Mark Webber has stormed to pole for the British Grand Prix, beating team mate Sebastian Vettel for only the second time this season. The Australian set his time early in Q3 as showers swept across Silverstone. He was second over the line and immediately pipped Vettel to the top spot. It was a brilliant lap […]

Red Bull and Ferrari set to battle for British win

July 9, 2011

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Silverstone looks set to be a fight between Red Bull and Ferrari with home favourites McLaren struggling. After a sodden opening day in Northamptonshire, Sebastian Vettel assumed his familiar position at the top of the time sheets in third practice. The championship leaders have not yet been obviously hurt by changes to the diffuser rules. […]

Newey frustrated at rule changes ahead of Silverstone race

July 6, 2011

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Adrian Newey is in the media today saying he fears Red Bull will be hurt most by the changes to the rules on blown diffusers due to come into force this weekend at Silverstone. He said similar on the BBC F1 Forum after the Valencia race. The problem is the RB7 was designed around the […]

Williams and Renault reunite to try and relight the championship fire

July 4, 2011

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Williams have signed up to race with Renault engines from next season, re-creating a once championship winning partnership. It’s a bold move from an outfit which has been sliding ever further back down the grid. At times this year, the once great Williams team has almost appeared to be in the clutches of Team Lotus […]